Key Stage 3
Years 7 and 8 have 2 periods of History per week; this is equal to 1 hours and 40 minutes of History per week.
The KS3 History syllabus develops the content and processes that students need to demonstrate competence in when they enter Key Stage 4 (KS4).
Each year group set is based on continuous assessments.
Key Stage 4
Pupils follow the Edexcel 2016 9-1 specification. They learn about a wider range of history and consider topics in much greater depth.
They will cover units that develop their understanding of British history as well as the history of the wider world. The new specification requires students to study a thematic paper (Crime and Punishment) as well as British and Modern depth studies. They also learn local history in the context of Whitechapel in the 19th Century.
They communicate their ideas clearly and precisely in a variety of ways which will equip them to study History beyond KS4. They will read, analyse and evaluate a range of sources and interpretations. They will develop their writing skills and will be expected to display strong levels of literacy.
The link below will take you to the Edexcel specification: